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Home Sweet Home, ‘Phibs-Style

Even after the mortgage meltdown that helped trigger the Great Recession, home ownership is considered an integral part of the so-called American Dream. But...
Bob Hess, Mary Lang, Brandon J. Murphy, and Jessica Vera star in Amphibian’s production of The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in the World. Photo by Daylon Walton

Darkness Descends

Amphibian Stage Productions has just opened a sparkling new theater space on the Near Southside at Main Street and Vickery Boulevard, and what better...
Trentham (foreground) and Camp have created quite the little stand-up scene.

Standing Up for Laughs

Fort Worth actor Kyle Trentham has a resume that includes theater, film, and TV, most notably shows like Barney, Wishbone, and Walker Texas Ranger....
Lois Sonnier Hart and John S. Davies star alongside Emily Scott Banks (seated) in Circle Theatre’s creepy new production.

Hand from the Grave

About midway through Circle Theatre’s tense psychological drama Ghost-Writer, Myra Babbage (Emily Scott Banks), secretary to a renowned novelist, describes her boss’ methods: “Only...
Elizabethans will battle zombies at Arts Fifth Avenue this month. Tony Robles

Brainy Humor

A lot of theater artists feel an obligation to speak of William Shakespeare in reverent tones, as if performing the words of The Bard...
Security guy Massey (Bryan Massey) is on the case in Ghostbreakers, a forthcoming ghost-hunter TV spoof.

Who Not to Call: Ghostbreakers

It’s been almost four years since actor Gabriel Horn, a former Fort Worthian who now lives in Los Angeles, first conceived the idea for...
Sherry Hopkins (top), Hannah McKinney, and Becca Shivers (bottom) star in Circle’s production of the 1944 British farce See How They Run.

More Funny Brits

Are Fort Worth audiences farced out? Apparently not, judging by the prolonged and hearty laughter that greeted a recent performance of Circle Theatre’s current...
One of the standouts of the festival was British pianist Leon McCawley.

FWSO’s America

Last weekend in Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presented its second American Festival, but if the company was expecting an attendance repeat...
No experience? No problem. Newbie actors (from left to right) Frederick Cleveland Quince, Gary Whitaker, and Mike West join veteran thespian Richard Don Simms in Pantagleize’s Texas-ified version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Bard in Texas

A Midsummer Night’s Dream has long been the favorite Shakespeare play of Violet O’Valle, founder and artistic director of Pantagleize Theatre. She’d never considered...
Chuck Huber (left) and Carman Lacivita star in Amphibian Productions’ crisp production of The Understudy.

Amphibian Metamorphosis

The adjective “Kafkaesque” gets tossed around a lot, but rarely has it applied more literally than in The Understudy, Theresa Rebeck’s sly show business...